Birding in Rhinelander, WI at Nicolet National Forest

Nicolet National Forest for Birdwatching or birding in Rhinelander city- Oneida County, WI (Northeast Wisconsin)


Covering 661,000 acres in northeastern Wisconsin, the Nicolet National Forest provides abundant habitat for a variety of rare species including the boreal chickadee, gray jay, northern tree-toed woodpecker and spruce grouse. An abundance of lakes attracts bald eagles, common loons and ospreys. Get up early and go birding or try your hand at identifying wildflowers along the trail. This trail has become a popular stop for wildlife watchers. Habitats include open water, marsh, a grassy opening, and upland forest.

Birding opportunities are unlimited on the Nicolet National Forest's Halley Creek Bird Trail. A one-mile loop trail has been designed to encompass four distinct types of habitats, which increases the opportunity to see a variety of birds and other wildlife characteristic of this region of northeastern Wisconsin.

A wide variety of species can be observed, from hawks and bald eagles, to waterfowl and wetland birds. Interpretive signs and resting benches are located along the trail. Gray wolf, black bear, red fox, plains pocket gopher, eastern bluebird, clay-colored sparrows, and eastern towhees make their home in this habitat. Prescribed burning keeps this area ideal habitat for Brewer’s blackbird, upland sandpiper, tree swallow, badger, and woodchuck.

For trail maps and the location of observation platforms, contact forest headquarters of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Location

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
68 S Stevens St
Rhinelander, WI 54501
United States
Phone: 
7153621300


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